Janet F. Rosenzweig

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Janet F. Rosenzweig
Executive Director, The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

Janet has enjoyed a three-decade career in social work and public administration. She was the founding director of the Project Against Sexual Abuse of Appalachian Children, executive director of Girls Clubs of Dallas, and research analyst for the New Jersey Department of Human Services. She served for nine years in the cabinet for Mercer County, NJ, as the human services director and spent seven years as the executive director of the New Jersey chapter of Prevent Child Abuse-America. In those roles, she has managed multi-million-dollar operating and capital budgets and been both a grant-maker and grant-seeker. Janet served as the acting executive director of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and spent 2011 writing The Sex-Wise Parent, The Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids about Sex, Abuse, and Bullying. She served as Vice President for Research and Practice for Prevent Child Abuse America from 2012 through 2016. She also manages an active consulting practice with nonprofit organizations, writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and blogs at sexwiseparent.com.  

Janet has taught at Penn State, Rutgers University, Rider University, the College of New Jersey, Montclair State University, and Temple University, and offered continuing education courses for Rutgers University and Harvard’s Kennedy School.

Janet holds a BS in Family Studies and an MS in Health Education, both from The Pennsylvania State University; a PhD in Social Work from Rutgers University; and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School.  

Courses Taught

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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